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Beah goes on writing -- now fiction

Ishmael Beah
Ishmael Beah
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As a 13-year-old boy caught up in the Sierra Leone Civil War, Ishmael Beah lost his village and his family. For a time, he also lost his humanity. “I was conscripted into the government’s army, given an AK-47, a steady supply of drugs and ordered to kill,” he said by phone from his home in Brooklyn. For three years he lived that way in the jungles of his West African homeland until he was finally ...

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